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attack in left a for your people dead including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. makers have for already heard the acting cia director and watched a real-time video of the attacks. mistakes were made. we know we have to learn from this. many questions have been raised obamawhat the at the timeon new knew it was a terrorist attack. think the't intelligence community in any politicized intelligence provided to members of the. administration or the be solelytimony will the benghazi attacks. the general is not expected to about whether his conduct compromised national security. live on capitol hill, john gonzalez. >> keep us posted. the looming fiscal cliff takes stage of the white house today when president obama sits down with congressional leaders on preventing a combination of tax increases and that will take effect in january. white house says the president trillion in $1.60 over the next decade. say they will accept but not higher tax rates. >> in prince george's county is verdict in the bowie state university murder trial. jurors acquitted alexis simpson and on all charges. charged wi
morning, it is wednesday november 14. i am cynnÉ simpson. >> i am steve chenevy. let us get right to jacqui jeras. called out of their. >> yes. our weather had line is that it is a chilly start. many of us at or below the freezing mark. our coverage from washington is 36. but 32 in arlington and. sunny skies expected. looking forward to a dry and cool spell ahead that will last into the weekend. our cold front is offshore. as to conceal our picture here, highdominating our weather keeping us clear and cool. our temperatures staying in the 40's for the most part today. we will top out at around 50 degrees in the district. most of us will see temperatures in the upper 50's. more on the seven-day coming up. we will head over to traffic. >> we will start with a look at the beltway puritans to the road work being picked up. a lot of cones in the roadway. traffic still getting by to the left. but the flashing lights tell you they are picking it up. that will be out of the way. we will head to a map right now you are road work overnight on the virginia side ever to the left, and our and
>>> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great thursday. and thanks for joining us, everybody. >> live and in hd this is "good morning, washington." >> more problems for storms until the northeast. 60,000 customers who lost power. some are in the dark again. it is november 8, thursday, i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. let's get to jacqui jeras. >> we really got off easy on this system. if you take a look at the radar you can see the center and the core of this storm impact in new england. it is winding down for new jersey and us as well. we will see clearing skies today. a chilly start. not terrible. high pressure will be moving in today. these guys will be clearing out. it still will be breezy and " what is in the lower to middle 50's today. it is time for traffic. >> not too much roadwork. 270 lanes open through silver spring. taking a look off in the distance heading across the bay bridge. mid-60's's at the bay bridge. we have an interstate on -- an incident on interstate 95. a box truck is rolled ove
think will be it for a lot of us. freeze warnings in effect as a result across the metro area. even stretching towards the eastern shore. that will be in effect until 9:00 this morning when we finally make it above the three -- above the freezing mark at 38 degrees. by noon, partly cloudy skies. 47. nothing to prevent you from getting out and voting. if you have to stand in line, it will be chilly and the wind will be a little brisk. so you want to dress appropriately with gloves and hats. coastal storm right around the corner. more details in a second. let's check on traffic this morning. >> i think it will be spread out a little bit more with election day. we normally see that but he will see that lingering to the later part of the morning. keep that in mind. that little extra time to escape the wind chill this morning. manassas, enclosed is the prince william parkway. to the force out of i-66. the intersection completely shut down with the grass. beltsofrford road. a good in the district. back to you. >> president obama and mitt romney have made their pitch is to voters. now it i
on that looming fiscal cliff on january 1st. >> reporter: that's right, george. he used that press conference to lay out very bright lines on where he stands on taxes and the fiscal cliff. holding his first news conference since winning re-election, the president took a hard line on his bottom line. there will be no budget deal without raising taxes on the wealthy. >> when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to $1 trillion. >> reporter: in his previous efforts to strike a so-called grand bargain with speaker of the house john boehner, the president proposed $800 billion in new tax revenues. but now, he is seeking twice that. $1.6 trillion in new taxes over the next ten years. that's a bitter pill for republicans to swallow. speaker boehner has called raising tax rates on anybody unacceptable. but he hasn't ruled out limiting deductions and closing loopholes. and that could be the outline of a possible deal. >> look at what the president had to say. look closer at what i had to say. there's no barri
a minute. first-run the belfort furniture center, let us check on traffic. >> here we are on 395 at duke street. a what the roads are. delays for an accident free. overnight construction that was up run the beltway cleared moved in it. around the beltway, we are in good shape. 270.we are on you can see some of the road spray. still moving well. it will be slow past the exit for 109. incident free fortunately. good shape as we head over to the springfield interchange. heavier traffic and yesterday with the holiday. a little heavy and slow going in the hov lanes. steady up till the springfield interchange. back to you. >> thank you. comingsts just keep on the david sex scandal. top military official under investigation. >> they are looking into e-mails that john allen woman that triggered investigation. >> a lot to sort out. general john allen, the united states commander in afghanistan is now being linked to this ended davidn that career with the cia. >> general john allen the top united states commander in now undern is investigation for allegedly sending in a corporate e-mails the woman
for all of us, especially compared to yesterday's. it was 65 degrees. most but dealing with the freezing mark this morning or colder. a chilly start, but it will be a good day. sunny skies all a round. show last into the weekend. 36 of reagan national. with the exception of annapolis on the day at 42. 32 at dulles. 30 in gaithersburg. 36 and fredericksburg. temperatures may stay in the 40's with clear conditions which a top out around 50 in the district. your seven-day in a minute but let us get a check on traffic. >> thank you. a traffic moving pretty well. 395 and from springfield into the district. as a matter with your alexandria and arlington across the bridge, no early incidents. we look pretty good all the way up through 95 in the main lanes. and the express lanes. a problem in prince william county, an accident and earlier this hour closing the southbound prince william parkway at wellington road. the other direction is open. watch for the southbound closure. and over to springfield up to springfield, it looks pretty good. traffic on your left good and the hov lanes good. back to
storm in u.s. history. some estimates say it may cost some $50 billion to rebuild. with more than 4.1 million customers still without power across a dozen states, temperatures are expected to dip into the mid to upper 30s over the weekend. this morning, "the wall street journal" reports fema has generators sitting in storage. while families like this mother and daughter, living 17 flights up, are without power. telling our diane sawyer, their water is now running out, too. >> that's all the water we have left. >> it's almost gone. >> the feeling is, for a disaster this large, there should be an all-hands on deck feeling. and every generator, within thousands of miles, should be helping people who are without power and who are in need. and this picture from the new york post this morning, tells another sty. look at the giant generators. these things are huge. and right now, they're sitting, unplugged, not being used, outside of where the new york city marathon will be in central park. and a lot of people are asking the questions that, shouldn't every generator be plugged in and givin
're glad you are starting your day with us. >> some local schools will be closed today because of hurricane sandy. any other closings we will pass along the. >> what you are seeing now is what you will get four days a head. the cool chalky pattern keeping us cloudy. let's look at the radar picture. we are all stuck in they cloudiness from the great lakes to the northeast, it is generally overcast. we will bit breaks at times. they think we have a lesser chance of getting one of those showers. 46 degrees at a reagan national. 40 degrees at dulles. slowly but steadily the temperatures will rise. 52 degrees by noon. 56 degrees and partly sunny and at 5:00. we will talk about when we will see a little bit of a warm up. but said over to traffic. >> overnight construction crews were able to get out and get to work. outer loop near route 7. 395, let's take a look at the camera. in the southbound direction of duke street at this early hour, there is not much of a delay. you cannot see it and this camera shot. there is where we have activity to the far right. we also have activity on interstate 95 a
.have been >> they have no value. they see other areas are being taken care of and they overlooked us. hundreds showed up to local churches and aid organizations for food. very needed right now. it was another night of the cold for s.i.. thousands of still without .ower, many homeless michael and his family among gumbel. -- among them. >> mine young becerra, daddy, i home.o go said.youngest >> transportation is still a nightmare. drivers waited in o get gas andeep t people waited for blocks to catch the bus. >> where are the buses? >> checkpoints were set up to force people to carpal. door-to-door rescues by the nationalws and guard continued in new jersey natural gas fires burned. new york city will try to return normal. the marathon will go on, but say it should not, because it would strain the city's resources. >> this morning, workers from dominion and the american red f the state tout o areas devastated by sandy. >> team coverage continues with gonzalez at national power crews are heading out. >> it has been a very long weeks crew members of the dominion virginia power utility co
the interruption and momentum caused by the tragic storm that hit us here on east coast. they believe they've had the momentum since the debate's ended and recaptured their candidates mojo, if you will. they see the enthusiasm. 30,000 people at a rally in pennsylvania. i've been to many rallies in pennsylvania with more than one candidate and that's a big crowd by any measure for either party. i know ed gillespie talked with you about the extended map. >> donna brazile, you were there with al gore in 2000. the big difference in 2000 for the democrats is the sophistication of that turnout machine that president obama has built? >> george, they call it a sandwich program. this is found in the so-called swing voters. the persuadable voters. the base voters, the independent voters. this is a campaign that had 5,100 satellite offices all across the battleground states. they're targeting people where they live, where they're eating, where they're shopping, where they play. to get people out to vote. 28% of the so-called new voters they've registered, 1.8 million americans, they've cast their ballots. >
in the d.c. area. good morning washington. it's 5:00 a.m.. >> so glad you're with us on this wednesday morning november 7. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm cynne simpson. let's get right over to jacqui jeras with the latest on this chilly forecast. >> yeah, it's cold. we're on snowflake watch for later on today. the first flakes. season will be possible by this evening. we've got a little moisture out there right now, but for the most part, it's going to be a cloudy, windy, and cold date. once we get through the coastal storm, we'll have a warmer weekend ahead. that's the good news. let's start you out, though, by showing you some of the moisture. we're seeing it over the delmarva peninsula and into the chesapeake bay. all that i've seen so far has been rain, not snow, so tweet me if you're seeing a few snowflakes mixed in. but i think for the most part, that will happen later this afternoon and this evening. 41 at reagan national. 37 at dulles. this will mostly be an event to the east of us. temperatures holding pretty steady in the upper 30's to
areas are being taken care of and they totally overlooked us. but hundreds showed up for food from local churches and aid organizations. >> we had to throw food out of the refrigerator. >> it was another night of darkness and cold fro s.i. thousands still without power many homeless. -- for -- another night of dark clouds and cold for thousands of people still without power. antelope boys were torn from their mothers' arms when the storm hit s.i. - -and two boys were torn from their mother from dead. pindar's it, door-to-door rest used by emergency crews and the national guard continue while natural gas fires burned in mantiloking where homes were destroyed. new york city will try to return to normal this weekend. the mayor says the marathon will go on, but some people say that it should not because of the strained and already limited city resources. >> a lot of the damage is in staten island, where the race begins. >> under the workers with dominion virginia power and the american red cross are packing up and are prepared to head out of state. they will provide relief in some areas hit
who blew the whistle on the affair who brought down general david met tray use. she got e-mail so threaten sheg went to the 00 fbi. new details of the high-profile mistress at the center of the case. >>> caught on tape. the deadly blast rips through home, people scrambling to escape. investigators racing to figure out what caused the explosion before it happens again. >>> water world. unbelievable new pictures of the entire city of venice under water. tourists and residents battling high seas almost waist high. the most famous landmark impacted right now. >> crews are in it! >> road rage, a massive fight breaks out at the races after a battle on the track. watch this, nascar legend jeff gordon deliberately rams right into a k3e9er. the drivers running after each other, breaking into a fist fight. >>> and good morning on this veterans day. robin is recover, of course, her father, one of the many veterans who served this country for so long. welcome back. >> thank you very much. >>> late friday, cia director david petraeus forced to resign after the fbi discovered his affair with pa
. >> more employers working to hire military veterans and department of veterans affairs could use more help. here is linda bell with blagojevich in new york. >> it looks like the stock indexes futures indicate a slightly higher open. our attention turns to the debt crisis of europe and discussing bailout funds for greece. statistics show the department of veterans affairs is falling behind in the mission to care for veterans. that is despite an increase in budget and staff. about 896,000 disability compensation and pension claims were pending as of last week. about two-thirds of them were in the system more than 125 days. that is beyond the agency's target processing time. with as many as within million troops to be veterans in the next five years they will need that support. more u.s. companies are looking to hire military veterans. a survey found 65% of employers would likely hire a vet over another equally qualified candidate. if you want to fly home for the holidays but not sure over thanksgiving or christmas i will tell you which is the cheapest in the next h
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of commissioners will update us on the area's state of emergency. >> year following a developing story in northeast washington where police are trying to figure out how a body ended up by a burning car. >> we can tell you in the back of choice academy high school, the fire department for scud a call at 10:00 last evening with reports of a car on fire. they also found a body next to it. the homicide unit was called out immediately to investigate. it is only described as a suspicious death. the car ended up in a ravine back here. it had to be towed out and the body has been removed. the deceased person has not been identified. police are still trying to investigate how that person ended up dead near northeast d.c.. >> thank you so much. taking a look at the day had the man who pleaded guilty to shooting gabrielle giffords will be sentenced today. giffords her husband, and other survivors will be in the courtroom when he learns his fate. under a plea deal he will spend the rest of his life in prison. >> not to a look at the presidential election and some tv ratings. 67 million viewers watched election
to a man who took us inside his alexandria home to show us what was left of his bedroom. had he stayed in his home, he probably would have been crushed by the tree that crashed into his bedroom. >> it was devastating. i had no clue it was going to be this severe. >> we talked to him today as he secures his ohm. >> crews removed the tree costing him thousands of dollars. he is doing what he is supposed to. >> you have to go out and buy plywood and tarps. keep the receipts because you'll be reimbursed for that. he says in addition to keeping receipts, take pictures of the damage. don't make permanent repairs until you file a claim or talk to your insurance agent. homeowner policies all have hurricane deductibles. those deductibles are based on the percentage of insured value of the home, typically between 1% and 5%. >> there is going to be a lot of surprised homeowners when they find out their deductible is $5,000 $8,000 instead of $500 or $1,000. >> at this point, i hope it covers everything. >> he was told it could take up to three days before an agent
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